For the first time in Ireland a Muslim community has invited politicians to a pre-election debate.
While the election has yet to be called - tonight election hopefuls will address a cross section of Muslims to hear their concerns on a range of issues.
It is hoped the gathering in Leopardstown, County Dublin - will encourage a greater partnership between both communities.
Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland explains why they have organised the debate: “The Muslims have not been actively involved in our political arena,
“Our politicians interest in attracting members of the Muslim community has not been that active either, so we decided to bring them closer together and address each other face to face.