Ipswich Town have confirmed the signing of Colin Healy on a two-year contract from Cork City.
Hartlepool United had looked set to capture the midfielder until Roy Keane declared his interest earlier this week.
The transfer has now been completed, with Healy arriving for an undisclosed fee after two years with homeland club Cork.
He has already trained with his new team-mates and is in contention to play against Colchester United on Saturday.
The 29-year-old has previously spent time with Sunderland, Livingston and Barnsley, having started his career with Celtic.