This is a useful record for future chroniclers of the so-called NI conflict, compiled by Brian Feeney, who is a competent historian. I write this from the POV of a democratic Irish nationalist who believes that the generation of mayhem in the North contributed to mostly by the Provos but also loyalist paramilitaries and State forces was a disaster for all the people of Ireland and whose long-standing belief that the Provisional movement was hopelessly riddled with informers and traitors is being vindicated by the day.
The late Gerry Bradley was brought up and spent most of his life within a very small area of North Belfast, the Carrick Hill/Unity Flats area. Over 30 years he caused mayhem within his area by planting bombs, organising scares, punishment beatings, picking fights, etc. Exiled for a while to New York, he just continued the same pattern of life.
He was cunning enough in the narrative not to implicate himself in any actual murders, but he must have despatched plenty of people to their graves. He co-operated with Feeney because he felt 'betrayed' by the Peace Process, and the head honchos of the movement filling their boots with loot, houses in Donegal and on the Continent but he had absolutely no insight into the fact that he was a useless, aggressive, mal-adjusted sociopath who contributed absolutely nothing to society during his singularly miserable life. He was driven to suicide, asphyxiating himself in a car park in Carrickfergus and the world would have been a better place if he had never been born.