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The Last Word With Matt Cooper

How Can We Keep Sex Offenders Off Dating Apps?

Patrick Nevin has been jailed for 12 years for raping one woman and sexually assaulting another. He...
Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:24 PM - 25 Jun 2019



The Last Word With Matt Cooper

How Can We Keep Sex Offenders Off Dating Apps?

Sarah Stacey
Sarah Stacey

5:24 PM - 25 Jun 2019

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Patrick Nevin has been jailed for 12 years for raping one woman and sexually assaulting another.

He carried out the attacks after meeting both women through Tinder.

The story has resulted in calls to have sex offenders banned from using dating apps for life, with Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone among those voicing their concerns.

But how realistic would it be to implement such a ban?

We were joined by Tech Tuesday regular Andy O'Donoghue and Roe McDermott, relationship advice columnist with the Irish Times, to discuss what might be done and how people can stay safe while using dating apps.

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