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The New Ireland Fund - Quarterly Portfolio Update as of April 30, 2014

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 05/23/14 -- Investment Objective: The New Ireland Fund, Inc., (NYSE: IRL) a closed-end diversified investment company, seeks long-term capital appreciation through investment of at least 80% of its assets in a portfolio of Irish equity and fixed income securities. The Fund is designed for U.S. and other investors who wish to participate in the Irish securities markets.


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The New Ireland   Total Return FYTD         3            6            12
 Fund, Inc.                                 months       months       months
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                  Net Asset    14.96%       9.63%        14.96%       37.56%
                   Value
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                  Market Price 14.74%       10.81%       14.74%       38.54%
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Ticker Symbol:    ISEQ Index   14.47%       9.16%        14.47%       35.56%
 IRL (NYSE)        (US$)
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                                                  Common Stock       96.80%
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Total Net Assets                   $82.0 Million    Ireland           91.51%
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Net Asset Value Per Share:         $16.28           United Kingdom     0.91%
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NYSE Closing Market Price:         $14.15           France             4.38%
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Discount of Market Price to NAV:   (13.08)%       Cash                 0.10%
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Shares Outstanding:                5,035,193      Other                3.10%
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                                                  Total Net Assets   100.00%
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Top 10 Industries and Issuers as of April 30, 2014
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                              % of Net                              % of Net
   Industry                   Assets      Issue                     Assets
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1  Construction & Building       20.45  1 Ryanair Holdings PLC         16.27
   Materials
2  Transportation                19.78  2 Kerry Group PLC              11.71
3  Food & Beverages              18.66  3 CRH PLC                      10.07
4  Financial                      9.43  4 Aryzta AG                     9.42
5  Food & Agriculture             9.42  5 Irish Residential             4.79
                                          Properties REIT
6  Other Assets                   7.73  6 Bank of Ireland               4.64
7  Business Support Services      4.44  7 CPL Resources PLC             4.44
8  Forest Products and Paper      4.36  8 CIE De ST-Gobain              4.38
9  Energy                         3.40  9 Smurfit Kappa Group PLC       4.37
10 Diversified Financial          2.33  1 Kingspan Group PLC            4.19
   Services                             0
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The New Ireland Fund Inc. is managed by Kleinwort Benson Investors International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kleinwort Benson Investors Dublin Limited.

Website: www.newirelandfund.com

Fund specific data and performance are provided for informational purposes only and are not intended for trading purposes. The performance shown represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Current performance may be higher or lower than the performance information shown. Fund returns are annualized for periods longer than one year. Fund returns do not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on fund distributions or the redemption of fund shares. Fund returns assume that dividends and capital gains distributions, if any, were reinvested.

  • Net asset value (NAV) is total assets less total liabilities divided by the number of shares outstanding.
  • Market Price is the price at which the Fund's shares are traded on an exchange. Because closed-end fund shares trade on an exchange based on investor demand, the Fund's shares may trade at a price higher or lower than the Fund's NAV. Consequently, a shareholder may be unable to realize the full NAV of the shareholder's shares when the shares are sold.

An investment in the Fund's shares represents an indirect investment in the securities owned by the Fund. The value of these securities, like other market investments, may move up or down, sometimes unpredictably. At any point in time, Fund shares may be worth less than a shareholder's original investment, even after taking into account the reinvestment of Fund dividends and/or distributions.

An investment in the Fund is subject to investment risk, including the possible loss of the entire principal amount invested in the Fund. The Fund is a non-diversified, closed-end investment company under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and focuses its investments in a single country, thereby increasing its vulnerability to developments in that country. Investing in foreign securities presents certain risks not associated with domestic investments, such as currency fluctuation and political and economic changes and market risks. This may result in greater share volatility.

Fund shares are not FDIC-insured and are not deposits or other obligations of, or guaranteed by, any bank.

For further information, please contact:
The New Ireland Fund, Inc.
(800) 468-6475

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