Staff at Lidl Ireland are being offered the choice to continue working beyond retirement age as the company ditches mandatory retirement at 65.
It comes after Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced that major changes to the State pension system are on the way, which will give employees more flexibility with their retirement and incentivise workers to remain in the workforce to 70.
Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland's chief people officer Maeve McCleane said employees have already expressed interest in the initiative.
"We probably have about 40 at this stage who will be affected directly at this point in time with that decision either imminent or happening in time. It will allow them to make choices for their future."