A Kerry County Councillor has accused the Healy-Raes of political opportunism.
Earlier this week, Irish Water announced it was to spend €250,000 on upgrading old asbestos, cement, cast iron and lead water pipes in the town replaced.
The announcement was welcomed by those across the political divide.
Local Fine Gael Councillor Bobby O’Connell says the pipes are being replaced following a motion he raised and has accused the Healy-Raes of attempting to claim the credit.
But Deputy Danny Healy-Rae says it is disingenuous to say that neither her nor his daughter, Cllr Maura Healy Rae, haven’t raised the issues with the water pipes in Castleisland: