Northern Ireland

BBC Spotlight's Nama investigation wins RTS award

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Image caption The Irish National Assets Management Agency was behind the biggest property deal in the history of Northern Ireland

BBC Northern Ireland's Spotlight programme has won a UK-wide journalism award for its investigation into Nama's controversial NI property loans deal.

Nama, the Irish National Assets Management Agency, was behind the biggest property deal in the history of Northern Ireland in 2014.

Spotlight reporter Mandy McAuley uncovered secret recordings exposing hidden dealings during the transaction.

It won a prestigious Royal Television Society (RTS) Journalism Award.

The programme team were presented with the RTS Nations and Regions Current Affairs award at a ceremony in London on Wednesday night.

Peter Johnston, Director BBC Northern Ireland said: "This recognition from the Royal Television Society continues Spotlight's long tradition of making award-winning programmes and is a reflection of the dedication of our Spotlight team producing hard-hitting, high quality investigative journalism."