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Monday 08 October, 2007

W.H. Ireland Group

Holding(s) in Company

W.H. Ireland Group PLC
08 October 2007


TR-1:       NOTIFICATION OF MAJOR INTERESTS IN SHARES 


1. Identity of the issuer or the underlying issuer of existing             WH IRELAND GROUP PLC
shares to which voting rights are attached:

2. Reason for the notification     (please tick the appropriate box or boxes)    
                                                                                    
An acquisition or disposal of voting rights                                         X                                  

An acquisition or disposal of financial instruments which may result in the acquisition of   
shares already issued to which voting rights are attached

An event changing the breakdown of voting rights                                             

Other (please specify):___________________________________________                           


3. Full name of person(s) subject to the notification                     PETER LAWRENCE COWAN
obligation:

4. Full name of shareholder(s) (if different from 3.):                     ROCK NOMINEES LTD

5. Date of the transaction (and date on which the threshold is                      04/10/07
crossed or reached if different):

6. Date on which issuer notified:                                                   08/10/07

7. Threshold(s) that is/are crossed or reached:                                        4%

8. Notified details:



A: Voting rights attached to shares
Class/type of      Situation previous to Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
shares             the Triggering
                   transaction
 if possible using Number of  Number of  Number of   Number of voting rights  % of voting rights
the ISIN CODE      Shares     Voting     shares
                              Rights     Direct      Direct      Indirect     Direct       Indirect

GB0009241885       643,070    3.82       690,330     4.10

ORD GBP 0.05


B: Financial Instruments
Resulting situation after the triggering transaction
Type of financial    Expiration date Exercise/ Conversion      Number of voting rights    % of voting
instrument                           Period/ Date              that may be acquired if    rights
                                                               the instrument is
                                                               exercised/ converted.



Total (A+B)
Number of voting rights                            % of voting rights

690,330                                            4.10



9. Chain of controlled undertakings through which the voting rights and/or the
financial instruments are effectively held, if applicable:


Proxy Voting:

10. Name of the proxy holder:

11. Number of voting rights proxy holder will cease to hold:

12. Date on which proxy holder will cease to hold voting rights:


13. Additional information:

14. Contact name:                            DAVID CUMMINGS

15. Contact telephone number:                0161 828 0200




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