Was it ever established who the people who attacked Jim Gibbons were?politics.ie wiki said:Gibbons was sacked by Haughey when he succeeded Lynch and never again would reach Ministerial office. He was firmly on the Colley wing of the party. After he lost his seat at the 1981 General Election he called for a change of leadership. He regained his seat at the February 1982 General Election and voted against Haughey in the leadership challenge that was proposed by Charlie McCreevy. Leaving the Dáil after the vote he was attacked by a number of drunken Fianna Fáil supporters and forced to the ground. A friend of his brandished a sword and saw off the attackers. Some weeks later he suffered a heart attack and was unable to vote for Haughey later that year in a no-confidence motion at which point the government fell. He lost his seat in the November 1982 General Election and retired from politics. He suffered from ill health during the last years of his life and suffered a number of heart attacks and strokes. He died on the 20th December 1997.