Kilkenny City was top of the Irish Business Against Litter survey for the 4th year in a row.
Irish Business Against Litter has announced the cleanest towns and cities in the country.
The business group records less litter on inner city streets compared with a decade ago - with Portlaoise ranking 7th out of the forty towns and cities surveyed.
Athlone comes in 12th - a drop from the runner up spot in last years survey.
Towns across Ireland did show an increase in litter levels compared with 2018.
Irish Business Against Litter spokesperson Conor Horgan says overall, our cities performed very well: