A Longford Cafe has been forced to increase its prices in response to high inflation rates.
Seamus Gilchriest owner of Bia Deas restaurant says he's noticed a significant rise in the cost of food and utilities since Christmas.
In recent months his ESB bill has increased by over 1,500 euro while the price of cooking oil has almost doubled.
The Edgeworthstown businessman believes measures must be introduced to tackle the high cost of electricity as well as a reduction in local rates.
Speaking to Shannonside FM Seamus says he fears he may have to close if there are further increases.