The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's been criticised for objecting to a high-rise building in his own constituency.
Mr Varadkar encouraged councilliors to look favourably on such developments in their own areas to increase housing supply.
In an article in the Sunday Independent, Mr Varadkar suggested high-rise quality apartments should be built at the Poolbeg Stacks.
But in a letter to Fingal County Council dated February 2017, he voiced opposition to plans for the development of four-storey apartments in Castleknock.
He writes: "To begin, four storey apartment blocks are a design model which has long fallen into disfavour.
"Yet these type of apartments are a key feature of the Absainte Ltd scheme.
"It would be grossly insensitive of local feelings to permit such dated architecture to succeed."
Image: Fingal County Council
"The development, moreover, contravenes residential zoning objectives of the area, will be highly generative of traffic and have a negative impact on the market value of homes".
But Fianna Fáil leader Michael Martin says houses will never be built if people's only interest is to keep the value of property up.
"I think it sums up the fundamental disconnect between the rhetoric the Taoiseach articulates - and his ministers - and the reality on the ground in terms of substance and policy.
"So on the one hand they were told, in an article in the Sunday Independent, that high-rise is the way to go... meanwhile he's objecting to a high-rise development in his own constituency."