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By now there are NO centraliced sistem of information in Europe so as long as you do not drive in Portugal you will got no problems
The information of your problem by now only is available for Portuguese autorithies so you have no riskes
I say by now because they are sstuding a new sistem but by now is just a project
Jose M spanish attorney
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Hi there, I am on line
Can you answer my first question regarding the license as I would like to retain my license in Ireland?
Do I need to send my original drivers license to Portugal or will a certified copy by an Irish Police Officer suffice?
I need my license to work in Ireland.
My advice is to leave your original in Portugal and demand a new copy in Ireland as you have lost it
Once you get your new copy in Ireland you are free to use it because there is not an european sistem to now sentences for another countries
But am I not committing a felony in Ireland then because to get a replacement license I have to get an Irish guard to sign my application and I have to tell him I lost the license while I know it is in the possession of the Portuguese authorities?
No, because you are asking for a lost one, ( Not stolen )
And Portuguese authorities has no competence on Ireland in order to avoid you driving
So its not a felony, its a competence and Portuguese has no competence on Ireland