Kerry man receives over 5 million in rent from Department of Environment.

Property Developer John Byrne receives over five and a half million euro a year in rents from the Department of Finance. The rents are for four Dublin properties owned by companies linked to the Kerry Developer. Meanwhile Solicitor Donal Spring a brother of former Tainiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Dick Spring earns over 28,000 euro a year in rent for a premises in Tralee.The premises owned by Donal Spring is leased by the Department of Education in an agreement signed in 2001 for a 9 year period. The annual rent is 28,569 euro. Both Mr Spring and Mr Byrne are listed in documents released by the Department of Finance to FG`s Bernard Allen. The documentation shows some of the states most prominent businessmen are paid significant sums to act as landlords to the state agencies. Companies linked to John Byrne the owner of the Brandon hotel are in receipt of five and a half million euro. Mr Byrne is a significant client of Ansbacher Cayman Limited.