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The New Ireland Fund, Inc. Monthly Portfolio Update

January 3, 2019

BOSTON, Jan. 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The New Ireland Fund, Inc. (NYSE: IRL) today released an updated Monthly portfolio statement as of December 31, 2018.

% of Net Issuer Name Shareholding US $ Market Value Assets --------------------------- ------------ ----------------- -------- AIB GROUP PLC 333,051 1,404,264 2.86 AMRYT PHARMA PLC 1,804,917 372,237 0.76 APPLEGREEN PLC 223,909 1,564,918 3.19 BANK OF IRELAND GROUP 273,377 1,522,261 3.11 CIE DE SAINT-GOBAIN 29,692 992,183 2.02 COVANTA HOLDING CORP 105,698 1,418,467 2.89 CRH PLC 464,188 12,285,593 25.06 DALATA HOTEL GROUP PLC 322,959 1,752,095 3.57 DCC PLC 18,889 1,440,944 2.94 GLANBIA PLC 45,783 860,277 1.76 GLENVEAGH PROPERTIES PLC 1,000,000 808,900 1.65 GRAFTON GROUP PLC 155,697 1,276,042 2.60 GREEN REIT PLC 900,477 1,392,825 2.84 GREENCOAT RENEWABLES PLC 1,226,599 1,447,538 2.95 GREENCORE GROUP PLC 271,057 615,662 1.26 HOSTELWORLD GROUP PLC 230,095 561,535 1.15 IPL PLASTICS PLC COMMON B 223,828 1,683,793 3.44 IRISH CONTINENTAL GROUP PLC 177,922 866,381 1.77 KERRY GROUP PLC 8,435 835,971 1.71 KINGSPAN GROUP PLC 51,141 2,190,276 4.47 MALIN CORPORATION PLC 81,980 469,643 0.96 MINCON GROUP PLC 562,704 825,240 1.68 ORIGIN ENTERPRISES PLC 21,273 139,661 0.28 PADDY POWER BETFAIR PLC 13,908 1,141,750 2.33 RYANAIR HOLDINGS PLC ADR 20,097 1,433,720 2.92 RYANAIR HOLDINGS PLC 295,398 3,638,365 7.42 SMURFIT KAPPA GROUP PLC 92,245 2,458,345 5.02 TOTAL PRODUCE PLC 748,397 1,213,329 2.48 UDG HEALTHCARE PLC 102,268 778,194 1.59 VEOLIA ENVIRONNEME 46,257 951,597 1.94

The holdings are subject to change at any point in time hereafter.

Investment Objective: The New Ireland Fund, Inc. (NYSE: IRL), a closed-end non-diversified investment company, seeks long-term capital appreciation through investment of at least 80% of its assets in a portfolio of Irish securities.

The New Ireland Fund, Inc. is managed by KBI Global Investors (North America) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of KBI Global Investors Ltd, and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol IRL. For further information, please contact the Fund at (800) 468-6475 or investor.query@newirelandfund.com Website: newirelandfund.com

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