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# premium
Insurance reform group calls for action as survey finds premiums increase by 16%
Changes introduced last year have seen personal injuries assessments fall by around 40 percent.
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# you spin me
This Rolls Royce of fidget spinners is here... but it doesn't come cheap
A Japanese company is using its expertise in ball bearings for satellite to make premium fidget spinners.
# Charm Offensive
You might have to pay to listen to certain artists on Spotify soon
Spotify is considering a plan where certain artists can withhold their music from its free version.
# Buyers' Guide
These are the best smartphones you can buy this year
If you’re looking for the absolute best, you’ve come to the right place.
# premium
One of the best Android phones is now available to buy here
And it will cost €269/€299.
# undo
Tinder has launched a premium service — but older members will pay more
It also (finally) has an undo feature.
# so metal
Samsung may be ditching the plastic for good for its next big phone
And it’s going to have a curved screen and all.
# tinder
Would you pay for an undo button on Tinder?
It’s going to be included in the premium version, Tinder Plus, which will be launching next month.
# change of direction
Review: Is this the premium device Samsung has been looking for?
After giving its previous phones a plastic design, Samsung has released its first metal smartphone, but will the Galaxy Alpha bring in new users?
# so metal
Samsung ditches the plastic design for a metal Galaxy phone
The Galaxy Alpha has a similar design to the Galaxy S5 and is one of the thinnest smartphones it has created.
# free streaming
Spotify to introduce free mobile music service next week
The music streaming company will let mobile users play a limited number of tracks on its app for free.
# Health Insurance
Reilly will delay new fees for health insurers until talks are held
The Minister for Health is setting up a consultative forum on health insurance to examine how costs can be lowered first.
# Health Insurance
Private hospitals 'risk closure' if State changes charges for public beds
A group of independent hospitals says asking private patients to waive public rights will send premiums even higher.
# Health Insurance
Charges for public beds will drive insurance premiums up 30%
In the government’s health bill, published yesterday, there could now be a daily charge for a single occupancy room of up to €1,122.
# Health Insurance
Aviva to increase insurance premiums by 4 per cent
The company said it has minimised increases on all plans and there are no increases on many of our entry level plans.