Boyzone’s Keith Duffy reveals his pride as his daughter Mia lands prestigious job 

‘We’re very, very proud of her’: Boyzone’s Keith Duffy shares his pride as his autistic daughter Mia, 22, lands prestigious job

He’s a doting dad to his two children, Mia and Jay.

And Keith Duffy has revealed his pride as he opened up about 22-year-old Mia’s new career success as she moves onto a new chapter.

Mia, who suffers from developmental condition autism, is currently completing her final year of university, studying enterprise computing.

Proud dad: Boyzone’s Keith Duffy has shared his pride as his daughter Mia (pictured) lands a prestigious new job

And Keith has revealed that she has been offered a prestigious position with an American company, upon the completion of her degree.

In a chat with the Irish Mirror ahead of World Autism Acceptance Week next week, Keith shared his happiness for his daughter, who has overcome an abundance of obstacles.

The Irish singer said: ‘She’s doing wonderful – we’re very, very proud of her. Mia’s very determined.

Congrats!  Keith has revealed that 22-year-old Mia has been offered a prestigious position with an American company, upon the completion of her degree

Congrats! Keith has revealed that 22-year-old Mia has been offered a prestigious position with an American company, upon the completion of her degree

Go-getter: The Irish singer said: 'She's doing wonderful - we're very, very proud of her.  Mia's very determined '

Go-getter: The Irish singer said: ‘She’s doing wonderful – we’re very, very proud of her. Mia’s very determined ‘

“She puts a lot of pressure on herself, but she achieves a great amount, and that was all down to appropriate intervention at the right stage of her life, which we had to fight hand over tooth for, but we got there. ‘

The No Matter What hitmaker said that he and his wife, Lisa Smith, didn’t know much about Autism when Mia was a child, noticing ‘funny little traits’ in their daughter when she was young.

‘She was doing all kinds of things that were alien to us and we thought there was something not quite right,’ he shared.

While Keith and his wife knew something wasn’t right, they claimed there wasn’t much awareness of Autism at the time, so they didn’t understand it.

Siblings: He's a doting dad to his two children, Mia and 25-year-old Jay

Siblings: He’s a doting dad to his two children, Mia and 25-year-old Jay

Diagnosis: The hitmaker said that he and his wife, Lisa Smith, didn't know much about Autism when Mia was a child, noticing 'funny little traits' in their daughter when she was young

Diagnosis: The hitmaker said that he and his wife, Lisa Smith, didn’t know much about Autism when Mia was a child, noticing ‘funny little traits’ in their daughter when she was young

Continuing: ‘Somebody suggested autism, but we had no idea what autism was at the time – we had no education on it and we didn’t understand it.’

The good news comes as Mia recently celebrated her 22nd birthday, with her dad posting a sweet tribute to her to Instagram.

He posted a selection of snaps, with the caption: ’22 years ago today My life changed forever for the absolute Better! We where Graced by our wonderfully kind consider Gentle loving Just amazing Daughter Mia Jessica

‘How the time has flown Happy birthday Baby You are the best human in the world I love you with all my heart. I’m so so proud to call you my Daughter I’m a very lucky Papa ‘(sic)

Birthday girl: The good news comes as Mia recently celebrated her 22nd birthday, with her dad posting a sweet tribute to her to Instagram which included a slew of throwback snaps

Birthday girl: The good news comes as Mia recently celebrated her 22nd birthday, with her dad posting a sweet tribute to her to Instagram which included a slew of throwback snaps

Heartfelt: He posted a selection of snaps, with the caption: '22 years ago today My life changed forever for the absolute better '

Heartfelt: He posted a selection of snaps, with the caption: ’22 years ago today My life changed forever for the absolute better ‘

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