The State had appealed the leniency of his sentence.

A man who attacked three women he met on Tinder has had one of his jail terms increased by two and a half years.

The State had appealed the undue leniency of 38-year-old Patrick Nevin’s original sentence of 14 years for rape and 8 years for sexual assault, to run concurrently, with the final two years suspended.

He’d pleaded guilty to raping one woman at Bellewstown, Co Meath on 12 July 2014, and to sexual assault of another woman four days later.

The DPP appealed the undue leniency of the sentence.

The Court of Appeal hearing, which was held via videolink, found the judge should have imposed a higher sentence and concluded 12 years for both offences was too low.

The court heard Mr. Nevin is on a waiting list for psychological services and is willing to address his conduct.

In total, his sentence has been increased to 18 years, with the final 3 and a half suspended, meaning he’s been re-sentenced to 14 and a half years, rather than the original 12.