Importing car to Ireland
Hi Sean I don't know where you are coming FROM but if it's the US, you would have to try make a case to the DMV in your state that the car is yours and provide evidence to that effect.
It's hard when the title is gone because someone else may actually own the car. Ideally the person you bought it from would attest to the fact they sold it to you and that they lost it or something similar.
I'm not bringing my car but the title is lost also and need to go through the motions with the DMV. It will cost about USD70 I think to get a new title. I'd call the DMV or to see them and explain your situation... see what they will do.
Best of luck!