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I know there is another question about this (hopefully the one I saw is the only one) but mine is a little different.

Using irssi from the command line (without X), is there a way to copy and paste URLs so I can open them in elinks?

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You could use screen to run irssi in. This would allow you to use screen's copy mode (triggered using Ctrl-A Esc).

See for reference.

I've also found the following script, which allows to open the last URL in a browser:

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