A similar protest took place yesterday during lunchtime.
Clerical staff are again protesting outside a midlands hospital again this lunchtime demanding a halt to the HSE's ban on recruitment.
Mullingar Regional Hospital is one of 15 facilities around the country which will be impacted by the walkout, following a similar move yesterday.
Staff say it makes no sense to stop hiring people as the health service enters a busy mid-winter period.
Eddie Walsh from Fórsa says staff are calling on HSE bosses to end the freeze: