Published Thursday, 28 October 2010
We’re sorry. This video is unavailable from your location.
Are you in Northern Ireland?
1. Why is my postcode required?
We are asking you to insert your postcode before watching some videos to confirm
you can access the video content via u.tv.
This is because some videos on u.tv
are only available in Northern Ireland.
Don't worry, we won't store or use this information for any other purpose.
If you are not in Northern Ireland, the content may be available to watch at itv.com or stv.tv.
2. Why am I directed to itv.com
or stv.tv when I try to view certain
The videos, which are not available on u.tv
to users outside Northern Ireland, will be available to those users on itv.com (for users in England and Wales) or stv.tv (for most users in Scotland).
We need to know where you are in order to make sure you are getting the right content.
If you think we've got your location wrong, then please
Need more help? Contact us
Gerry 'Whitey' Bradley, from the New Lodge in north Belfast, was found dead in a car at Carrickfergus marina on Wednesday.
It is understood the 57-year-old had suffered from depression, having been ostracised by his former comrades over what they saw as a betrayal.
"If you wanted to write a book, they (the Provisional IRA leadership) would expect to be presented with a copy for them to censor before it goes to publication," former IRA prisoner Gerard Hodgins told UTV.
"Gerry Bradley's mistake was he wrote a book without going to them and asking their permission."
A key player in the IRA in the 1980s, Gerry Bradley had been an operations officer and quarter-master and then ran the paramilitary organisation's finance department.
He was jailed in 1994 for the attempted murder of a senior RUC officer.
But after the publication of his book, Insider, graffiti branding him an informer appeared on walls around his home and he was forced to leave the area.
"I understood he had been under considerable pressure - he'd been rejected by the Provisionals, he had been ostracised and whispering campaigns were put out about him being an informer and a tout," Mr Hodgins told UTV.
"So for a man to end up being treated like that by former comrades, a part of me is not surprised he took his own life.
"It has a massive effect - you're automatically cut off from every social structure that you once moved in or socialised in. People who you've known your whole life, either as friends or comrades, suddenly look upon you differently."
Gerry Bradley's death came just hours after operations he had been linked to were made the subject of a television programme featuring the last interview with former IRA man Brendan Hughes, who died two years ago.
Former IRA prisoner Richard O'Rawe told UTV he did not believe writing a book - particularly a personal account of someone's experiences - made them a traitor.
He too had been ostracised for a number of years after writing Blanket Men, his account of the H Block hunger strikes.
"You have to ask yourself - are they (the leadership) the only ones allowed to write books? Is history never to be recorded properly?" he said.
"It's no coincidence that Gerry felt compelled to write his book. And bear in mind, Gerry Bradley put no one in prison, Gerry Bradley's book resulted in no one doing a minute in jail - to my knowledge anyway.
"But it'd be difficult not to conclude that it was the start of the downward spiral for him."