Draught Guinness will be canned for the first time in Northern Ireland and exported worldwide, according to reports.

Diageo Global Supply has set up its operation to ensure it will have the capacity to produce 60,000 cans an hour, which will then be exported to 63 markets worldwide.

The £2.8m canning line is the latest phase of a £55m investment project at the company’s plant in Belfast it is currently the only site in Ireland where Guinness is canned.