irssi

Version: 0.8.14 || Release Date: 2009-07-28 || License: GPL App Owner: marcus

Irssi is a terminal based IRC client for UNIX systems. It also supports SILC and ICB protocols via plugins. It's the most used console irc program these days, and with good reason.

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this and screen is all you need..

Could someone change the name to irssi (lowercase) and change the license to GPL? :)
btw, irssi's great.

I've tried a few other irssi clients like BitchX or IrcII and I've always come back to irssi. It has everything one need for IRC, supports multiple servers and networks. Running 0.8.10 is highly recommended as it is better unicode support and can even have different charsets for each channel.