A little recommandation today. We are using #Biboumi on the movim.eu XMPP server to allow our users to connect to the #IRC network using their account. You can find the service at
Biboumi is a really nice IRC #bridge. It is quite simple to deploy and connect to your #XMPP server and is even packaged in many Linux distributions, including Debian!
Once everything is setup correctly (you can find the official documentation on their website) you can simply connect your account to a chatroom by adding a MUC in your bookmarks using this syntax:
Thanks to the Biboumi team for this awesome piece of software!