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I can't find any option to add IRC acount on the Online Accounts service.

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up vote 17 down vote accepted

You need to install the irc plugin account-plugin-irc

sudo apt-get install account-plugin-irc

After that you should be able to use empathy as irc client but beware empathy has a very limited function as an IRC cliente. I would recomend to use a dedicated IRC client.

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