I guess I misunderstood. I thought it was a IR device, but now I see you are trying to use the Bluetooth aspects of it.
My guess is that it would work as any Bluetooth keyboard would work. In that case, you would not want to use LIRC, and since it is not installed by default, no problem. The in-kernel drivers treat the IR remotes like keyboard inputs, so then this may be possible to do. Keyboards and mice are registered as devices under the /dev/input section on Linux. If the bluetooth device is also registered there, then it should be easier.
I set up my IR remote a while ago, and I don't really recall all of the steps. I did have to create my own keymap file for MythTV to work.