In a bid to cut back on the employee wage bill, Donegaldaily.com understands only a small number of the positions may be kept open.
The positions come from a general cross section of council departments including clerical and engineering.
A council source said the retirements are a ‘catch 22’ situation for the local authority.
“The number of retirements is around 70 and they will be going in the New Year.
“There’s no question it will cut back on the wage bill and that will be a welcome relief.
“The problem is that if these positions are not going to be filled then the remaining workers will be expected to bit up the slack left behind by the retiring workers.
“Many workers are already finding it difficult to keep on top of their workload without having to look after some else’s job,” he said.