A Leitrim publican says the decision by drinks giant Diageo to increase the price of a pint will damage rural pubs.
Publicans will now have to pay an extra 12c for a pint of Guinness as a result of this price rise.
The rise came in at the beginning of this month and the cost increase will have to be passed on to customers.
Speaking on the Joe Finnegan show this morning Des Foley who runs Gerties in Keshcarrigan says he feels let down by the decision.
He says the increased energy costs tighter with this price rise will make business even more difficult for rural pubs.
'I'm afraid that Guinness would not be a great friend of the publican at the moment.
There not trying to help the rural publicans of Leitirim or any part of rural Ireland.
If the price is at 4.70, there's not much of a difference if you leave it at 4.80 or 4.90.
I'm afraid the changes are not going to make the customer or the publican any better.
You know who's going to suffer, the poor devil behind the bar, they'll surely have no tip now anyways!'