A man who attacked three women he met on dating app 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 eight years for sexual assault, to run concurrently, with the final two years suspended.
He had pleaded guilty to raping one woman at Bellewstown, Co Meath on July 12th 2014, and to sexual assault of another woman four days later.
The Director of Public Prosecutions (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 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 three and a half suspended.
This means he has been re-sentenced to 14 and a half years, rather than the original 12.
Reporting by Shane Beatty