The price of a pint in Ireland is set to rise next week. The increase, signalled at the beginning of this year by Diageo, equates to an average rise of €0.15 on a pint of Guiness, Smithwicks, Harp, Carlsberg and Budweiser.

From Tuesday of next week, Diageo will put €0.06 on the wholesale price of its brands. Publicans will have to pay an extra €5.45, a rise of 4.5%, for a keg. It is widely assumed that publicans will increase their prices in line with the wholesale price rise.

Diageo announced the price rise in March, but chose to defer it until 1 June because of the implementation of the smoking ban.