Since April 17 children that were brought into the country have been identified as potential victims of sexual or labour exploitation.
Department of Justice figures showed that 14 adults were also trafficked.
This compares to just two children in the previous financial year, they were rescued along with 14 adults.
TWO Romanians have been jailed for four years each for their role in an international criminal network trafficking women from Eastern Europe into Ireland and Sweden.
Two leading members of an alleged human trafficking gang suspected of operating in Belfast and Sweden have denied all charges against them at trial in Stockholm.
Ilie Ionut, 31, the alleged leader of the gang, and his alleged lieutenant Ancuta Schwarz, 28, are facing charges of human trafficking, prostitution and aggravated procuring.