IRC-API is a stateful, asynchronous IRC API written in Java. It offers an (a)synchronous programming model to its user, and has the ability to save the IRC server state per IRC connection. It supports SSL. The API has been tested on various IRC networks, including EFnet, DALnet, and Undernet. It offers a useful, detailed interface to the Server it connects to.
Recent builds can be found on http://code.google.com/p/irc-api/