Heineken Ireland has said it will raise beer prices by 3% from October, as it and other brewers look to swallow rising costs.

Trade customers were informed of the price rise last week, a Heineken Ireland spokesperson told just-drinks on Friday (12 September).

He said the decision would likely mean a EUR0.10 price increase for consumers and followed "double-digit rises in input costs".

Soaring energy and raw materials costs have already forced several major brewers in the UK to announce price rises over the last month, including InBev UK and Coors Brewers.

One of Heineken's main rivals in Ireland, Diageo, may also raise prices. A spokesperson for Diageo Ireland told just-drinks in August that the firm was "considering" a 2% rise in wholesale prices for Guinness